A matter of great pride for the Indian Territorial Army
On the occasion of the Diamond Jubilee of 105 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Rajputana Rifles, Maj Gen KVS Lalotra, Additional Director General Territorial Army released the Special First Day Cover issued by Army Postal Service on 22 Aug 2009 at Delhi Cantt. Number of senior army officers including retired officers and men of the Battalion and Regiment graced the occasion.
The achievements of 105 Infantry Battalion were commended by Brig PS Pannu, Commander Territorial Army Group Headquarters Western Command. The unit has a rich history of valour and traditions. The 105 Infantry Battalion (Territorial Army) Rajputana Rifles was raised in 1949 as part of the first block of Territorial Army units raised on formation of Territorial Army in India post independence. The unit has distinguished record of participating in all Indo-Pak wars and in counter-insurgency grid in Northern Sector. It has the distinction of winning 17 awards for gallantry and distinguished service. 105 Infantry battalion (Territorial Army) Rajputana Rifles has been the recipient of Western Command Territorial Army Banner ten times and three times Chief of the Army Staff Trophy since its raising. The unit has got a singular honour of providing a Ceremonial Guard at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. Two of its officers Brig KP Singh Deo and Brigadier PS Rathore have been ADCs to the President of India. Brigadier KP Singh Deo, one of the distinguished persons to serve Territorial Army has been Minister of State for Defence and also for Information and Broadcasting , Govt of India.
The blogger has served as a staff officer in this battalion.